Why we do what we do

Being a volunteer at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight is a lot of fun. Being part of a group of aviation enthusiasts and history geeks really is great.

But it is also a lot of work, all in the free hours, a balance between spending time with your family and spending time at the airbase.

And then there is this moment: a ninety+ years former Spitfire pilot is asked by a nice lady if he was part of the people that liberated them from the Germans (he was not, in his own words "I am just a few years too young"). And at the same time two little boys are waiting in anticipation for our D-day veteran Spitfire to fire up the engines.

I captured the scene with goosebumps all over my body. What a great feeling to be part of a group of people who make this happen!

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